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Friday, September 17, 2010

UK Parliament Committee Hearing on Deepwater Oil Drilling

BP boss Tony Hayward and the company’s Head of Safety, Mark Bly, appeared before members of parliament on the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee on Wednesday, September 15th to talk about deepwater drilling in the UK and the implications of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The Committee’s inquiry, launched in July, aims to establish:

Whether the Government was right to rule out a moratorium on deepwater drilling in the UK

Whether the UK’s existing safety and environmental regulatory regime needs updating in the light of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

What the risks are of deepwater drilling to the west of Shetland
The hearing is the second in the Committee’s inquiry. Last week the Committee heard from Transocean and Oil and Gas UK who insisted that the UK’s regulatory regime was fit for purpose and warned that imposing a moratorium on deepwater drilling in the UK would harm our energy security.

Watch the first session: UK Deepwater Drilling - Implications of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Witnesses:

Dr Tony Hayward, Group Chief Executive, BP plc
Mr Bernard Looney, Managing Director, BP North Sea
Mr Mark Bly, Group Head of Safety and Operations, BP PlcTimings are approximate

(Parliament UK)

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